|Zoe Oreck - 3-Jul-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Zoe Oreck, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Julie Wise Oreck (also interviewed in this collection) and a resident of New Orleans, was interviewed on July 3, 2007 by Rosalind Hinton. She describes her experience being displaced from her beloved home in the Uptown neighborhood to a hotel in Houston, her adjustments to a new, temporary life there, and her eventual return. She discusses how Katrina changed her world view on government, community, and spirituality, and describes Jewish social li...
Keywords: Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Personal narratives; Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Press coverage; Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Political aspects; Jews Louisiana; JazzFest; Mardi Gras; Touro Synagogue (New Orleans; La.); Oreck family; Philanthropy; Temple Sinai (New Orleans; La.); Natural disasters; Reform Judaism; Bat mitzvah Anecdotes; University of Georgia; Galleria (Houston; Tex.); Levees; Lee; Spike; Racism Louisiana New Orleans; Jewish Community Center; SPCA; Teens for Green New Orleans; Isidore Newman School; Jewish Assimilation; Jewish social integration; Jewish Women's Archive; Institute of Southern Jewish Life; Oral History; Rosalind Hinton
|Carol Wise - 8-Jul-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Carol Wise, a real estate agent and fundraiser for Jewish causes, was interviewed on July 8th, 2007, by Rosalind Hinton. The interview focuses on her experiences of displacement during Hurricane Katrina and her changing ideas of community after she returned home, particularly the heightened importance of Jewish community survival in New Orleans. Her contributions to the rebuilding effort included installing playgrounds and restarting a child care program, Success By 6, with the United Way...
Keywords: Jewish Women's Archive (Brookline; Mass.); Jewish Community Center; Shopping malls; Hurricane Katrina; 2005; Reimer; Gail Twersky; Touro Synagogue (New Orleans; La.); Jewish identity; United Way; Nagin; Ray; 1956-; AmeriCorps (U.S.); Rotary Club; UJC; United Jewish Appeal; Mardi Gras (Festival); Hadassah; the Women's Zionist Organization of America; Hillel Foundation; National College of Education (Evanston; Ill.); Korean War; 1950-1953; Integration; Racial; Exodus 1947 (Ship); JCC; Hurricane protection; Success by Six Initiative (Vt.); Real estate agents; Tulane University; Sophie Newcombe Preparatory School; Nancy Sternoff; Women’s Professional Council; Jewish education